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This is not a party political issue.
It is a question for the public health specialists to answer. Unless they answer it honestly, the government will not be able to “tackle public health emergency”.
We know that the economists the world over are good at conducting autopsies on economic disasters. But they have never been able to pre-empt them.
Now public health is different. Its experts are constantly looking at statistics. They have their fingers on the pulse of the population.
Did they not fail to forecast a disaster? If they did forecast, was the government deaf to their entreaties to implement step A, ban activity X. and so forth,?